Washington: Prime Minister Imran Khan, who is facing charges of media censorship in Pakistan, has said that he does not have any intention of pandidism on the media in the country but it will be monitored. According to the Pakistani newspaper War report, during a visit to the US on Tuesday, Imran said in his speech at the ThinkTank Institute of Peace, that the media should play the role of watchdog and not blackmailing. With all this, he also acknowledged that due to the free media in the country, he was able to communicate his message even during the opposition.
He claimed that the media in his country has more freedom than the British media. They asked if a channel in Britain could say that the country's Prime Minister is going to divorce his wife tomorrow, as in his case. Imran said, "I have lived in the UK.
There is no such thing in the media as it is in Pakistan. "He said there are around eight channels in the country but the problem is only to three. He said that his government has no intention of media censorship, The media will also have to tell what is the source of its income.
He said that if the media owners are asked about the tax, then they start to attack the freedom of the media. The freedom of journalism and the arbitrariness of media owners should not be called identical. The matter of Pakistan is not the media but the freedom of its owners.
Imran said that he is a supporter of the government that the media should not control the media, but there should be a regulatory authority that looks at the affairs of the media.